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Experience literature coming to life.

Iowa City is North America’s only UNESCO City of Literature. Experience literature with other students and faculty who love reading and writing. You will learn about the literary landmarks that have made Iowa City famous, become part of a thriving culture, and discover the career possibilities open to people who are passionate about books.

All first-year students in this community are required to take the course below. This course fulfills a general education or major requirement and students will be pre-enrolled prior to orientation.

This community is open to all students.  

Living Learning Community Courses

Literary history of Iowa City from the founding of Writers' Workshop to its designation as a UNESCO City of Literature.

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Locations Fall 2018 - Spring 2019